I’ve decided I’m definitely a woman ahead of my time. When I started this blog over 3 years ago, I was doing weekly meal plans with grocery lists because it occurred to me that everyone was trying to save time and money. Problem was that my blog was new and I only had a couple readers. Mindy and Bobbi will remember those lists but I don’t think anyone else was reading at the time, ha!
I’m calling on my fellow blogger friends for inspiration each week and putting together a meal plan that will keep your time constraints in mind and watch your budget. Each plan will contain healthy, whole food recipes so you’re in for a treat. I’ll include some tips along the way about food storage, cutting costs and time while still getting your important nutrients. Don’t worry if you don’t have time for a meal plan, you can just get all your needed ingredients delivered to your door by a meal kit company! Check out this MyFoodSubscriptions review on Sun Basket to see if it’s something that will suit you and your family. For those of you who want to do this by yourselves, let’s get started!
If you have time on Sunday and want to be super organized, cook your main protein for the week and the rest of the meals will come together so easily. Plan 2-3 dishes around the protein and you can cut big dollars from your budget. Slice enough pieces of this beautiful roast and freeze in a ziploc bag for Friday’s meal.
Roast beef isn’t just for special occasions and by purchasing a bigger cut you can turn the leftovers from this versatile meat into some very interesting meals.
Like this beauty! Use your leftover roast beef to make this scrumptious stir-fry. You’ll be able to throw this meal together in no time with these fresh veggies.
Let’s carry on with the Asian theme with these delicious shrimp tacos that are on your table in 20 minutes. This delicious, lighter fare is perfect for a busy weeknight before running out the door to chauffeur the kids to their various activities.
Sounds and looks complicated, right? Not so! Used jarred, organic marinara sauce and it will only take you 20 minutes to put this dinner together and then 30 minutes in the oven and you’re good to go. A great dish for any occasion!
Take your sliced roast beef out of the freezer in the morning and let it thaw in the fridge during the day to make these delicious sandwiches. Friday is the day that we all tend to order pizza but if you’ve got all the ingredients for a healthy alternative handy, you won’t be so tempted. By using leftover roast beef you don’t even have to turn on your oven.
Easy plan, right? Let’s save money and make life easier by planning ahead. I know how many of us spend the day at work asking each other, ‘What are you cooking for dinner tonight?’. Now you’ll know the answer a week in advance. Let’s get started!